Lauterbach announces early support for the new Freescale Qorivva MPC57xx and the STMicroelectronics SPC57x family MCUs

Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, (PresseBox) - Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has added support for the new Freescale Qorivva MPC57xx and STMicroelectronics SPC57x family of automotive microcontrollers to its TRACE32®, debugger.

As a result of the close cooperation with Freescale and STMicroelectronics in the Joint Development Program (JPD), customers will have in time access to TRACE32®, the industry's leading development tool, and can take advantage of the premium technical support available worldwide from Lauterbach.

TRACE32® provides two alternative options for debugging the MPC57xx/SPC57x family. The PowerDebug probe provides debugging through the JTAG interface (OnCE) for the entire debug process including code download, flash programming and source code debugging.

The TRACE32® PowerView software includes a comprehensive and user friendly HLL debugger for C and C++ as well as awareness for most of the commonly available real-time operating systems. Multicore debugging can be undertaken in AMP, SMP or Lockstep mode.

The PowerTrace system adds off-chip trace features to the basic debug functionality by utilizing the Nexus class 3+ interface on the chip. Up to 4GByte of instruction and data trace can be non-intrusively captured, providing developers with a back trace for debug and also extensive run-time statistics and performance analysis. The Context Tracking System (CTS) allows the user to track the contents of registers and memory from a sampled real-time trace. This makes it possible to undertake a detailed analysis of the program execution on HLL level. Stepping "back into time" and examining variables as they where at any specific point in the program run is just one of the powerful capabilities of CTS.

The tools can be connected to either Windows or Linux hosts via USB 2.0 or Ethernet 10/100/1000. All TRACE32 PowerTools comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive.

Lauterbach GmbH

Lauterbach is the world's leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools with 30 years experience in the field of embedded designs. It is an international, well established company with blue chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all the major semiconductor manufacturers. Besides the Headquarters in Hoehenkirchen, Germany, the company has its own branch offices in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, on the East and West coasts of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries.

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